Wrestlers go 6-1
The Marion High School wrestling team had fewer matches than wrestlers in attendance at the Chase County Double Dual on Thursday, but they won all but one of the matches they had.
Because both teams had several open classes, Marion had only three matches against Eureka. Marion also had only four matches against Remington.
Adam Janzen was the only Marion wrestler to have two matches. He went 2-0, pinning Chris Ray of Eureka and Joel Eck of Remington.
Neither Eureka nor Remington had a wrestler at 170 pounds, so Zac Lewman was left to watch. Brody Carroll also would have been matchless at 152 pounds, but Derrick Dvorak was scratched at 160 pounds for medical reasons. Wrestling up a weight class, Carroll pinned Kolby Burns of Remington.
Dylan Cochran defeated Grayson Pryce of Eureka at 195 pounds. Their match went into sudden-death overtime after it was tied at the end of three regulation rounds. Cochran scored the win with a takedown.
Remington Putter defeated John Brunner of Remington on points at 120 pounds. In the 220-pound division, Evan Slater pinned Zach Nolan of Remington in the first round.
Eric Regnier was the only Marion wrestler to lose a match at Chase County. He lost to Casey Garner of Eureka on points.
Marion won both of its duals, 33-27 against Eureka and 40-12 against Remington.
Onaga Dual Tournament
Action was limited again on Friday at the Onaga Dual Tournament in Onaga. Carroll placed first and Slater and Janzen each placed second.
“We really have to work on consistency, and we need to get everyone back in our lineup,” coach Chad Adkins said. “This is the final push to the end, and the kids just have to buy in completely and polish up the little things.”
The next competition for Marion is the Hoisington Double Dual on Thursday. The Chase County Invitational is Saturday.